by Henry Gould – July 29th, 2019
Impossible to resist at happy hour, and until now (!) very hard to recreate at home. Not anymore!
Go the extra mile and make the blue cheese dip at home. It literally takes 30 seconds and tastes way way better than store bought.
Also, chicken wings are full of protein, and they’re not battered, so dare I say this is almost… healthy…?
Homemade Buffalo Wings w/ Blue Cheese Dip
- Chicken wings
- Olive Oil
- Hot Sauce of choice (Frank’s Red Hot Sauce being the classic)
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Blue Cheese
- Black pepper
- Chives, finely chopped
- 1 lemon
- Plain Yogurt or Sour Cream
- Celery Sticks to serve
To make the wing sauce, melt some butter in a pot then add about 1/2 – 1 cup of hot sauce, depending how many wings you’re making. Add a few shakes of Worcestershire sauce and bring to a simmer, then turn off the heat and set side.
To make the blue cheese dip, crumble some blue cheese into a bowl, along with a little mayonnaise and yogurt. Mash with a fork and stir around until all is combined. Add some cracked black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice, along with the chopped chives. Taste and adjust to your preferred consistency and seasoning.
Preheat your oven to 500F. Put the wings in a large bowl and coat with a little olive oil all over. The oil will help conduct the heat in the oven and crisp the skin up so they taste like they’ve been deep fried.
Spread the wings on a large baking sheet making sure the wings aren’t touching. If there’s too many, use two baking sheets otherwise they won’t crisp properly.
Stick in the oven and cook for 30 mins, but keep an eye on them. After 30 mins, take them out and have a look. Keep cooking until desired crispyness levels.
Once done, put the cooked wings in a clean bowl and pour over the sauce. Toss around to coat all the wings. Service with the dip and celery sticks.